Japan Decides 2017

The Japanese General Election

Editors: Pekkanen, R.J., Reed, S.R., Scheiner, E., Smith, D. (Eds.)

  • Provides the definitive account of Japan's 2017 snap general election
  • Brings together leading scholars from Japan, the United States, and Europe
  • Answers core questions about the election's context, results, and policy implications
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About this book

This third volume in the Japan Decides series remains the premier venue for scholarly research on Japanese elections. Putting a spotlight on the 2017 general election, the contributors discuss the election results, party politics, coalition politics with Komeito, the cabinet, constitutional revision, new opposition parties, and Abenomics. Additionally, the volume looks at campaigning, public opinion, media, gender issues and representation, North Korea and security issues, inequality, immigration and cabinet scandals. With a topical focus and timely coverage of the latest dramatic changes in Japanese politics, the volume will appeal to researchers and policy experts alike, and will also make a welcome addition to courses on Japanese politics, comparative politics and electoral politics. 

About the authors

Robert J. Pekkanen is Professor at the University of Washington, USA.  He has published nine books on politics, most recently co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems (2018), as well as articles in the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science and Comparative Political Studies.

Steven R. Reed is Professor at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan. He has recently published Political Corruption and Scandals in Japan (with Matthew M. Carlson, 2018). He has published in the British Journal of Political Science and the American Journal of Political Science as well as numerous other academic journals.

Ethan Scheiner is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis, USA. He is the author of Democracy Without Competition in Japan: Opposition Failure in a One-Party Dominant State (2005) and Electoral Systems and Political Context: How the Effects of Rules Vary across New and Established Democracies (with Robert G. Moser, 2012), as well as a variety of journal articles.

Daniel M. Smith is Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University, USA. He is the author of Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan (2018) and numerous articles and book chapters on political parties and elections.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: Abe on a Roll at the Polls

    Pekkanen, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Japanese Politics Between 2014 and 2017: The Search for an Opposition Party in the Age of Abe

    Pekkanen, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • The 2017 Election Results: An Earthquake, a Typhoon, and Another Landslide

    Scheiner, Ethan (et al.)

    Pages 29-50

  • Kōmeitō 2017: New Complications

    Klein, Axel (et al.)

    Pages 53-76

  • The Opposition: From Third Party Back to Third Force

    Pekkanen, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 77-92

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76475-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76474-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Japan Decides 2017
Book Subtitle
The Japanese General Election
Editors
  • Robert J. Pekkanen
  • Steven R. Reed
  • Ethan Scheiner
  • Daniel Smith
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76475-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76475-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-76474-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 351
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations
Topics